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M5.8 Earthquake Shakes Lima, Peru – Jun. 22, 2021 temblor en Lima [Video]

M5.8 Earthquake Shakes Lima, Peru – Jun. 22, 2021 temblor en Lima

A strong earthquake shook Lima and regions of central coastal Peru late Tuesday, causing fear among the population and some damage, but no deaths or serious injuries.

Peru’s Seismological Center said the quake was magnitude 6 and 32 kilometers deep, while the US Geological Survey recorded the magnitude as 5.8.

“It was one of the strongest earthquakes that has been felt in Lima in past years,” said Hernando Tavera, head of Peru’s Geophysical Institute (IGP).

Almost three hours after the first tremor, the National Emergency Operations Center (COEN) said there were no victims or severe damage to infrastructure, while the IGP indicated that two small aftershocks had been registered.

Peruvian monitors said there was no risk of a tsunami.

The quake struck at 9:54 pm local time (0254 GMT Wednesday), with an epicenter 33 kilometers southwest of Mala, itself some 100 kilometers south of Lima.

Crowds of residents in the capital—home to 9.7 million people, nearly one-third of Peru’s population—poured out onto the city’s streets when they felt the ground moving.

Read more: https://phys.org/news/2021-06-strong-earthquake-peru-capital-lima.html

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